Book Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Mina, saved by her father through his magical abilities, giving her a heart of glass and Lynet, whose life is owed to a magical marriage of snow and blood must come together to break the bond of patriarchal control that threatens to suffocate their bright and extraordinary spirits. Mina has been told her entire life … Continue reading Book Review: Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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Book Review: The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good People are cunning when are not merry. The do what pleases them because they serve neither God nor Devil, and no one can assure them of a place in Heaven or Hell. Not good enough to be saved , and not bad enough to be lost. In Hannah Kent's second novel, The Good … Continue reading Book Review: The Good People by Hannah Kent

Subscription box review: Read Dog Books

Read Dog Books is a monthly subscription box that goes one step further than the usual book boxes: Kate and Michael from Read Dog will specially curate the featured book based on your reading preferences. When you join Read Dog you will first be asked to complete a short survey so they can gauge your … Continue reading Subscription box review: Read Dog Books

Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

It was more that I was sick with knowing too much. On the day of his death, I'd waited for the police to turn up at my flat or at the bookshop. It was the same on the morning of the postmortem. And now at the funeral, it seemed certain that police officers were waiting … Continue reading Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

"And ain't nobody done a damn thing about that black man got killed up the road just last week," Huxley said. "They ain't thinking about that man," Tim said, tossing a grease-stained napkin on his plate. "Not white a white girl come up dead." "Mark my words," Huxley said, looking gravely at each and every … Continue reading Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Subscription box review: Powell’s Books Indiespensable and BOOX

As a Pacific Northwesterner, Powell's Books is a staple in my literary wheel house so when I discovered they also do subscription boxes, I couldn't wait to share them with you all. Powell's has two subscription boxes at the moment: Indiespensable which is geared towards adults and keeping with Powell's ongoing support for independent publishers … Continue reading Subscription box review: Powell’s Books Indiespensable and BOOX

Book Review: George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

There they both were, Lizzie and George, in their separate worlds, surely a clue to what their future relationship would be. George steps towards the line, brings his arm forward and smoothly lets go of his ball, and at the same moment Lizzie tries to throw her ball spinning down the alley, but something immediately … Continue reading Book Review: George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl